Disney’s Nutcracker Movie Adds Big Names

Here at Dance Magazine, we have a hard time imagining Nutcracker without much dancing. But the more we learn about Disney’s plans for its upcoming live-action movie titled The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the more we fear how little dancing will be involved. The good news: Misty Copeland will play the role of “lead ballerina.” The bad news: It soundsMore »

Misty Copeland Guest Edits Our May Issue

It’s time to add one more line to the list of Misty Copeland’s accomplishments: Dance Magazine guest editor. That’s right, the American Ballet Theatre principal—and ballet megastar—joined our team for the May issue. Why Misty? Because she’s got a perspective like no one else in the dance world today, and we wanted to get her view from theMore »

Will Misty Copeland Be Named the Most Fascinating Person of 2015?

It’s been one heck of a year for Misty Copeland. Although Dance Magazine has been following her career for several years now (check out her cover story from December 2010 here), these past few months have been nothing but forward momentum for Copeland. Now, she’s caught Barbara Walters’ eye as one of the honorees for the annual TV specialMore »

Misty To Produce TV Show

Can’t stop. Won’t stop. Misty Copeland might have yet another credit to add to her ever-growing resume: TV producer. Deadline announced yesterday that today’s most famous ballerina is teaming up with TV-writer Tracy Oliver to executive produce a new one-hour drama series set in the dance world. Fox has ordered a script of the as-yet-untitled project, whichMore »

Misty Copeland Gives Jimmy Kimmel a Ballet Lesson

Last night, ballet died. Well, at least that’s what Misty Copeland jokingly said after she tried teaching Jimmy Kimmel how to dance. The segment was part of Kimmel’s return to New York (he’s a native Brooklynite), and all week, he’ll be broadcasting his show from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Monday night’s episode included a video short in which CopelandMore »